Ku-ring-gai Council receives two high commendations from the Greater Sydney Commission

Published on 24 February 2017

The Council’s Activate Ku-ring-gai renewal program and its Lindfield masterplan were highly commended by the Commission at their inaugural planning awards last night.

The Greater Sydney Planning Awards have been initiated by the Commission to ‘celebrate best practice and showcase examples that integrate social, economic and environmental considerations with regard to the principles of ecologically sustainable development’.

A total of 47 entries were received in six categories.

Ku-ring-gai Council received a high commendation in the Great Integrated Planning Project category for its master-planning of the Lindfield Village Hub.

The Lindfield Village Hub is a redevelopment project on Council owned land, located on the western side of the Lindfield Town Centre. This 1.3 hectare site will deliver a mixed use precinct with community buildings, supermarket, boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and apartments with underground short term and commuter parking.

Another high commendation was given to the Council by the Commission in the Great Plan category last night for the Activate Ku-ring-gai program of urban renewal for Ku-ring-gai’s retail centres.

Activate Ku-ring-gai aims to revitalise Ku-ring-gai’s town centres in a staged program of redevelopment . The Commission judges commended Council on its ‘innovative approach to engagement which serves as a model for other centres’.

Speaking after the awards presentation, Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the high commendations were ‘a well-deserved accolade for the Council’s long-term planning for its major centres’.

“It represents years of painstaking work and close involvement with our community to achieve good outcomes that will stand the test of time.”

For more information about the Greater Sydney Commission Awards visit www.greater.sydney/greater-sydney-planning-awards

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au